Hellhound on my trail by Robert Johnson

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    Makes punk & death metal sound childish by comparison... :cool:
     
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    what is hot foot powder?
     
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    Deep blues are the roots...it doesn’t get more profound
     
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    Now I have to break out my R.J. cds.




    Bactine.
     
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    At my restaurant I shuffle through all of Robert Johnson's recorded works on a nightly basis.

    I get more ?'s about him when I'm playing his jams than I do any other musical artist. There's something deeply resonant with his music.
    Love him
     
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    Dubious. AFAIK bactine is post WWII.

    I think that is some voodoo thing or magic potion.
     
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    Both Alvin Youngblood Hart and Chris Whitley versions are featured in the film "Hellhounds On My Trail - The Afterlife of Robert Johnson." Hart's cover is pretty close to the original but Whitley's is intense and transcendent in a way that's all together spooky.
     
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    And here's a Bill Morrissey song about RJ from the same film.


    RIP Morrissey, Whitley, and RJ.
     
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    Hot foot powder
    Hot foot powder is used in African American hoodoo folk magic to drive unwanted people away. It is a mixture of herbs and minerals, virtually always including chilli powder, salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Wikipedia
     
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    So just add beans and ground meat?
     
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    Ain't nobody ever been like Robert Johnson.......nor could anyone ever take his' place. That is some bad@$$ blues.
     
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    Such a killer song..I love EC'S version (ducks for cover)

    Has everybody heard the supposedly speed corrected original recordings?
     
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    no
     
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    Interesting! I also like the speed-corrected recordings. They seem to sit much better to my ear. It's kind of interesting to reflect on the role that the original sped-up releases must have had on the development of blues guitar technique given their influence on other musicians. The beginning of shred guitar, perhaps?! Haha!
     
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    The father of the 27 Club that is never mentioned, i love you Robert, who knows what would have been without you......
     
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    "Walkin' Blues" sounds much more natural for lack of a better word. I love it. Hope they
    someday release speed corrected versions of all his songs.
     
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